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Cape Town: Winelands

LOCAL SLANG

Some say there's more slang in South African English than there is English. A few valuable terms to know:

 

  • Cheers bottoms up, good-bye, or thank you
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  • Lekker nice
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  • Jol a party or good time
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  • Just now in a little while
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  • Now now not right now, but sooner than just now
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  • Now at this moment
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  • My China endearing term for a friend or mate
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  • Shame it's a shame, or oh, how sweet
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  • Braai a backyard BBQ--don't be surprised if you're asked to bring your own meat and drinks
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  • Dop an alcoholic drink
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  • Robot traffic light
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  • Stopstreet a stop sign
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